Am I a “different” black person, because I am a lawyer, educated, and young? Or does he in fact hold me in the same racist contempt, explaining any perceived shortcomings, and misunderstandings through my race, my skin color? Does he complain to his wife that his pro bono attorney is black?
When faced with terrorism, Ariana Grande chooses empathy. When faced with terrorism, President Trump chooses hatred.
Oregon: You’re the type of girlfriend who forgives.
And yet, President Trump hasn’t said anything. Maybe because it doesn’t fit his agenda. Maybe because it doesn’t cater to his base. Maybe because he just doesn’t care about Muslims.
Absolutes beget absolutes. We are taught that only our ideology and culture is the best, with the implication that any other way of thinking is less desirable.
Honestly, I’ve never been one to care much about problems that don’t affect me.
Holocaust deniers are an extreme example of historical revisionism and one that we generally deny right back at them. However, what about the revision that we see in modern history against people of color? What about in 2015 when a Texas mother was absolutely horrified to hear that African slaves were described as “workers” in a map that depicted patterns of immigration in the United States?
My six year old daughter asked me, “What’s so great about the United States anyway?” And I didn’t know what to say to her.
I’ve been planning for the moment that my plane touches down by isolating the issues most important to me and joining the platforms of their resistance movements in all ways that I can.
I have discovered that women’s colleges and HBCUs are in high pursuit of the same objective.